Biden Clears Path for New Sanctions Amid Violence in Sudan

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on May 4 that opened the door to new Sudan-related sanctions amid the ongoing power struggle between rival military generals in the African nation.
The order authorizes future sanctions against individuals who threaten the “peace, security, or stability” of Sudan, impede the country’s democratic transition, or commit acts of violence against civilians or other human rights abuses.
The move follows weeks of fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, which teamed up in 2021 to orchestrate a coup, resulting in the upheaval of the country’s transition toward democracy.
“The Sudanese people suffered thirty years under an authoritarian regime—but they never gave up on their commitment to democracy or their hope for a better future,” Biden said in a May 4 statement….

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